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WH Has Vaccines Ready to Roll for Kids 5-11

Biden administration unveils plan for inoculating younger children once FDA, CDC give OK

(Newser) - "Another major milestone" is on the horizon in the fight against COVID, and this time it centers on some of our youngest Americans. CNN reports that the Biden administration has enough vaccine doses for the 28 million children in the US who are ages 5 to 11, as a...

Southwest to Workers: Get Vaxxed by Dec. 8
Southwest Won't Put
Unvaxxed Workers on Leave
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Southwest Won't Put Unvaxxed Workers on Leave

Airline scraps its plan for December

(Newser) - Update: Southwest Airlines has dropped plans to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave in December, reports CNBC . The airline originally told employees they must get their shots—unless they have a medical or religious exemption—to comply with new federal regulations. But the company now says those who fail to...

2 Young Kids, Parents Given COVID-19 Vaccine by Mistake
2 Young Kids, Parents Given
COVID-19 Vaccine by Mistake
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2 Young Kids, Parents Given COVID-19 Vaccine by Mistake

4-year-old said to be experiencing high blood pressure, rapid heart rate

(Newser) - A family of four from Indiana, including two young kids, says they went to their local Walgreens to get the flu shot but instead received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Evansville family—two adults and two children ages 4 and 5—say they left the Walgreens thinking they'd received the...

Foreign Travelers, Welcome Back to the US—If Vaxxed

Starting Nov. 8, travel rules for fully vaccinated from abroad will ease

(Newser) - The White House is lifting travel restrictions on Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the US by air or over land borders. Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the US if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of...

Pfizer's Vaccine Guinea Pig: This Entire City
An Entire City Is
Getting Vaccinated

An Entire City Is Getting Vaccinated

That would be Toledo, Brazil, where all eligible residents will receive Pfizer vaccine as part of study

(Newser) - Brazil is only the second country worldwide to surpass 600,000 COVID deaths , behind the United States with 713,000, but one city in the South American nation is about to push back on the virus in a big way. Pfizer says it will be teaming up with health officials...

One Continent Hasn't Had Any COVID Vaccines. Until Now

AstraZeneca doses delivered to 2 dozen staffers at UK's Rothera Research Station in Antarctica

(Newser) - For all of the Southern Hemisphere's winter season, nearly two dozen staffers have been huddled together at the UK's Rothera Research Station in Antarctica, managing to avoid the coronavirus that continues to make its rounds through the rest of the world. This week, a delivery was made to...

WHO's Vaccine Move Called 'Glimmer of Hope' for Africa

In 'historic moment,' UN endorses malaria vaccine for children

(Newser) - The world’s first malaria vaccine should be given to children across Africa, the World Health Organization recommended Wednesday, a move that officials hope will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease. From the AP :
  • "A historic moment." WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called
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Abdul-Jabbar Has Strong Words for NBA's Unvaxxed

Basketball great says NBA should 'remove them from the team' unless they get their shot

(Newser) - At the moment, the NBA isn't requiring that its players get vaccinated against COVID. But one big name in basketball thinks the league should, and he's lobbying for strong repercussions for those who don't. "The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or...

Boy Wanting to See Sick Grandma Wins Vaccine Fight in Court

12-year-old Dutch boy's dad didn't want him to get it; a judge ruled in favor of the boy

(Newser) - A tween in the Netherlands who wanted to see his sick grandma knew it would be safer for her if he got his COVID shot first, but his father refused to let him get vaccinated. So the boy took matters into his own hands—and took his dad to court....

Boy Vaxxed for 12th Birthday Had a Most Compelling Reason

Gavin Roberts' wish to get vaccinated as soon as he was eligible was spurred by dad's COVID death

(Newser) - On Sunday, Gavin Roberts turned 12, and instead of requesting video games or a smartphone, he had just one big item on his birthday wish list. "I kept asking him what he wanted," mom Alice Roberts tells NBC New York . "He was always saying it's the...

About to Go on Ventilator, Bride-to-Be Asked for Vaccine

Samantha Wendell, who'd delayed vaccination over fertility concerns, died Sept. 10

(Newser) - Another US woman afraid to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that it would affect her fertility has died of the disease. Samantha Wendell, a 29-year-old surgical technician from Grand Rivers, Ky., was laid to rest earlier this month in a ceremony at an Illinois church where she'd...

Vaccinated Foreigners Will Soon Have Access to the US

New travel restrictions will go into place in November

(Newser) - Fully vaccinated foreigners will soon have access to the US again. The Biden administration on Monday announced that international travelers will be able to come to the US starting in early November. While they won't be subject to a quarantine, there will be protocols in place, including that the...

Toddlers in Cuba Are Now Getting Homegrown Vaccines

Cuba is administering Soberana 2, not recognized by WHO, to kids as young as 2

(Newser) - With kids still out of school since March 2020, and one of the highest coronavirus rates worldwide, Cuba announced a bold new undertaking Monday: It has begun to administer a COVID vaccine to children, even toddlers, reports Voice of America . Kids ages 2-18 are receiving Soberana 2 and the booster...

New CDC Research Bolsters Support for COVID Vaccines
Unvaccinated
Far More Likely
to Die of COVID

NEW studies

Unvaccinated Far More Likely to Die of COVID

Moderna 'moderately' more effective at preventing hospitalization, but all 3 get thumbs-up overall

(Newser) - President Biden is getting pushback , mostly from GOP circles, on the sweeping vaccine mandates his administration put into place this week, but new CDC research may help nudge the vaccine-hesitant into getting their shots without any further directive. Per the Washington Post , the three new studies published Friday "highlight...

J&J Shuts Down HIV Vaccine Trial
J&J Shuts Down 
HIV Vaccine Trial

J&J Shuts Down HIV Vaccine Trial

Study in five African countries found that it only provided 25% protection

(Newser) - Scientists searching for an HIV vaccine have been disappointed yet again. Johnson & Johnson says it has shut down a vaccine trial in Africa that started in 2017 after finding that it only provided 25% protection, the New York Times reports. The trial involved young women at high risk of...

Unvaccinated Delta Workers to Pay $200 Monthly Charge

That's a health insurance surcharge

(Newser) - Delta employees don't have to be vaccinated like United employees do , but those who aren't will have to jump through some hoops. Specifically:
  • The company on Wednesday announced that as of today, unvaccinated employees will have to be masked in Delta's offices.
  • As of Sept. 12, unvaccinated
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Johnson & Johnson: Booster Pumps Up Antibodies Big Time

Company says booster at least 6 months later caused bigger spike in antibodies than first shot

(Newser) - The Pfizer vaccine now known as Comirnaty has received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration, paving the way for booster shots. Moderna's full OK from the FDA is said to be just a few weeks away, and now Johnson & Johnson announced Wednesday that people who received...

Pfizer Vaccine Will Now Be Marketed Under a New Name

After winning full FDA approval, company can now sell it as Comirnaty

(Newser) - It's a big development on the COVID vaccine front: The FDA on Monday gave full approval to the Pfizer shots, reports the AP . The vaccine had previously been granted an emergency-use waiver, and winning full approval—it's the first vaccine to do so—could have wide-ranging implications.
  • New
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Health Officials Slam 'Irresponsible' Workarounds on Mask Rules

Doctors, religious and community leaders, school officials, others helping parents circumvent masking

(Newser) - An Oregon school superintendent is telling parents they can get their children out of wearing masks by citing federal disability law. A pastor at a California megachurch is offering religious exemptions for anyone morally conflicted over vaccine requirements. And Louisiana's attorney general has posted sample letters on his office'...

There's Been a Date Shift for FDA's Full OK on Pfizer Vax

Labor Day was the initial target. Sources now say full approval could come as soon as Monday.

(Newser) - Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration signaled that it hoped to offer full approval for Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine by Labor Day, an unofficial deadline that now looks like it's been expedited. A senior federal official tells CNN that such an FDA OK is "imminent,"...

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